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Should i go cold turkey off clozapine?

No: Coming off Clozapine should be done under medical supervision. ...Read more

Dr. Kevin Passer
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Suboxone (Definition)

Suboxone is semi-synthetic opiate compound. At higher doses, it is used to treat opioid addiction. In lower doses, suboxone can be used to control moderate acute pain in non-opioid tolerant individuals and ...Read more


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I am going cold turkey off clozapine, suggestions?

Yes: Don't do it. Please work with your prescribing provider to safely come off this medication. ...Read more

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Been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg for 1 month, quit cold turkey, been getting brain zaps & nauseated- should I slowly wean myself off or stick this out cold turkey?

Been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg for 1 month, quit cold turkey, been getting brain zaps & nauseated- should I slowly wean myself off or stick this out cold turkey?

Better to wean: off of Pristiq than to stop cold turkey. Because you are asking this- it makes me wonder if you are doing this under the prescribing medical provider's supervision. Please don't change your meds without discussing with your doctor/ psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can I quit flovent cold turkey to wein myself off of it?

Can I quit flovent cold turkey to wein myself off of it?

No: Wean gradually to lowest dose. Albuterol use will be your guide (if using it less than 2 time per week daytime or less 2 times per month at night then your asthma is controlled.) decisions not to use Flovent depends on use if albuerol for rescue and lack/prescience of symptoms. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can i go off endep (amitriptyline) 10mg cold turkey?

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Can i go off endep (amitriptyline) 10mg cold turkey?

Go see your doctor!: Australia's endep (amitriptyline) is sold in states as Elavil brand of Amitriptyline which is an early antidepressant w/anticholinergic properties, causing dry eyes & mouth, constipation, inability to urinate & confusion. Both http://www.Webmd.Com/drugs/drug-9159-endep (amitriptyline)+oral.Aspx?Drugid=9159&drugname=endep (amitriptyline)+oral & http://www.Drugs.Com/elavil.Html recommend tapering off under your doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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Can i die from cymbalta (duloxetine) cold turkey withdrawals?

Can i die from cymbalta (duloxetine) cold turkey withdrawals?

No: You will not die from Cymbalta (duloxetine) withdrawal, but you'll make yourself very uncomfortable. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I keep getting this zapping feeling from quitting Lexapro (escitalopram) cold turkey. What is this?

I keep getting this zapping feeling from quitting Lexapro (escitalopram) cold turkey. What is this?

Withdrawal syndrome: Even though Lexapro (escitalopram) and other ssri's are not addictive, some people experience withdrawal symptoms when stopping cold turkey. Always better to seek advice from your prescriber on how to taper off these medications over time. ...Read more

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Can I quit lithium (eskalith) cold turkey?

Can I quit lithium (eskalith) cold turkey?

You shouldnt: If you have been stabilized by lithium or even if you have only had patrtial resolution of symptoms, you should wean off of lithium and other mood stabilizers as there can be a rapid and severe mood change into depression or mania. ...Read more

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How can a heavy opiate addict of 9 years quit cold turkey?

How can a heavy opiate addict of 9 years quit cold turkey?

YOU CAN;'T: You need to be weaned from your opiate slowly. If you quit cold turkey you can go through opiate withdrawl which can be quite unpleasant. Sometimes some medications can be used to help with opiate cravings. In any case, your body needs to slowly get used to not having the opiate in your system, the same way it would if you were trying to no longer use nicotine or caffeine. ...Read more

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How can I quit antipsychotics cold turkey?

How can I quit antipsychotics cold turkey?

Antipsychotics : Antipsychotic treatment should be monitored by an specialist on a regular basis, due to the risk of short and long term side effects. Starting and stopping treatment could be safely done if doses are modified little by little over time. Titration of the medications is the best way to find the appropriate amount which will produce the least side effects and most effective results. ...Read more

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I've only been on Lexapro (escitalopram) for 3 days, can I quit cold turkey?

Yes: It takes roughly 2 to 6 weeks for anti-depressant medication to take full effect. Until then, you are most likely on a starting dose and stopping the medication is safe. ...Read more

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My broken bones r healed. Want to quit roxycodone. Should i taper or quit cold turkey using clonidine?

My broken bones r healed. Want to quit roxycodone. Should i taper or quit cold turkey using clonidine?

Slow taper: you did. It state how long you took the oxycodone, but you should taper slowly to avoid withdrawal. Stop,one pill every other day, or start using half tablets, assuming that you have the short acting type ...Read more

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Isnt it harmful to just take someone off xanax (alprazolam) cold turkey?

Isnt it harmful to just take someone off xanax (alprazolam) cold turkey?

It certainly can be.: The higher the dose and the longer the person has been on it are two factors to consider. ...Read more

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Been on 30mg of methadone for 90 days. How bad would the withdrawals be if I quit cold turkey today?

Been on 30mg of methadone for 90 days. How bad would the withdrawals be if I quit cold turkey today?

It depends: Every person is different in their response to chemical and physical addiction to medications. You should discuss this with your prescribing physician, addictionologist, pain specialist or other health care provider before coming off this medication. You might be one with little or not withdrawal symptoms, however the symptoms could be severe. You state of health is improtant & could be harmed! ...Read more

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What should I take to help going cold turkey off of methadone?

What should I take to help going cold turkey off of methadone?

Nothing: Do not go it alone, seek treatment in a treatment center. Methadone can be a more difficult withdrawal then any other opioid. Do not take suboxone. ...Read more

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On prescribed vicodin for 2 1/2 weeks, now cut them out cold turkey - how long will withdrawal last?

On prescribed vicodin for 2 1/2 weeks, now cut them out cold turkey - how long will withdrawal last?

Vicodin and withdraw: You have only been on the medication for 2.5 weeks - hence you should not expect a withdrawal. Withdrawal is commonly seen after long term -chronic use. ...Read more

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Do I wean off of avinza (morphine)?

Do I wean off of avinza (morphine)?

Wean of nardil (phenelzine): Do it under medical supervision and slowly.It also depends how long you have been taking avinza, (morphine) and what dosage.I can not advice you without knowing what dose and how many years you have been taking Avinza (morphine) and what other meds you are taking.But as a rule for weaning anypain med is to take your time and go slow and under direction of your physician it is to be done slowly and under supervision. ...Read more

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Just found out 6 weeks pregnant. Do I wean myself off pain pills or stop cold turkey?

Just found out 6 weeks pregnant. Do I wean myself off pain pills or stop cold turkey?

Talk to your doctor: It depends on the type of medication and how many and how often you are taking them. Stopping cold turkey is likely not dangerous in itself, but can be stressful, which is not good for pregnancy. You should talk to your doctor about the best way to safely wean off pills. ...Read more

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Is restoril (temazepam) hard to withdrawal from cold turkey if you just started taking it?

Is restoril (temazepam) hard to withdrawal from cold turkey if you just started taking it?

Maybe: It usually takes some time to develop dependency on a medicine but it depends on the person. Some people become addicted after 5 days and some never do. If you have been on it more than two weeks, don't try to quit cold turkey. ...Read more